1999 Seat Ibiza Cupra Sport (6k) 2.0 (8v - AGG) from UK and Ireland
So good I bought a second after rolling the first!!!
Window regulators are weak (cheap/easy fix though).
Clutch cable/adjuster failed.
Noisy cambelt tensioner.
Sticking rear brake caliper.
Drivers seat bolster and base wear quickly.
These cars aren't actually that fast on paper, but feel a lot quicker.
The handling is superb, but the steering could be a bit sharper.
Expect a harsh ride (built to handle, not for comfort).
Fuel economy terrible for a small car (27 MPG average).
Very practical all rounder (good load space with the rear seats folded or can seat 4 adults fairly comfortably - 5 at a squeeze).
The front wings are made of fairly thin metal so suffer from light panel dents very easily (DON'T lean here).
VW parts (combination of Golf and Polo) so servicing and parts are cheap.
Very simple little car and very well built.
Dashboard can rattle a bit, especially on rough roads.
VERY strong cars - I rolled my first one, a GTi not a Cupra (aquaplaned on dual carriageway) at 55mph. Went over at least 3 times and slid 50 metres on its roof. I walked away from that with cuts to the back of my hand from the sunroof glass breaking (not a problem on the Cupra as they don't have sunroofs).
The front seats are not that comfortable on a long journey.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th December, 2012